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pac man sounds when opened- do not have cool iris

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I opened firefox and immediately started getting pac man sounds. I read the other blogs, but I do not have cool iris installed. What can I do?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Starte 5/21/10 after updating systems software on my mac

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Safari/531.21.10

Chosen solution

I did what Thomas suggested and IT WORKED!!!!! Here is what He suggested.


Firefox user

add http://www.google.*/logos/js/pacman10-hp.2.js to AdBlockPlus blacklist


I didn't have AdBlockPlus. So, I just went to the firefox plugins add on page, searched for it, and downloaded it.

When Firefox restarted I found the AdBlockPlus Icon on the top right of my screen and clicked on the arrow to the left it that points down.

Then I clicked on preferences.

After that I clicked on the "ADD FILTER" tab at the bottom left of the box that came up.

Then I copied and pasted http://www.google.*/logos/js/pacman10-hp.2.js into the "new filter" space and pressed ok.

After restarting Firefox, the sounds were gone.

I hope this works for everyone else too.

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Same here... Google has it on their site. I wonder what the heck is going on. Is there a fix for this yet?

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If you are on the Google homepage, that is part of their new interactive logo to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Pacman.

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The Pacman sounds will be gone by tomorrow

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I went to a site other than google homepage and still had the sound of pac man

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It's annoying! Just started when I opened Firefox today. My home page is not Google nor Firefox and yet I still get the sounds. Can't turn it off! Doesn't do it when I use IE....

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Just read some same complaints from last year. If you disable Cool Previews, it stops. I did and it worked!

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I just disabled cooliris previews and restarted my browser. I'm still hearing the pac man video game sounds. Mozilla needs to fix this.

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I have the same problem but only in Firefox and chrome. I deleted both and reinstalled firefox but it still happens.

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disabling cool iris worked for me.

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AAARRRGGGH!!!! And it also seems to be using way too much CPU resources as well. Not acceptable!

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I had to disable Shockwave Flash plug in to get the music to stop. I also never even visited the Google site today and I got this on my mac book pro.

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thanks with the advise , just turn off cooling previews

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add http://www.google.*/logos/js/pacman10-hp.2.js to AdBlockPlus blacklist

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I read somewhere that if you have the add-on (mozilla) cool previews installed and you disable it, the sounds go away. it worked for me. I will enable again tomorrow once the pacman sounds are supposed to be gone

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I can't get this annoying this to stop on firefox. This is so unprofessional. How could anyone let this happen. How do I stop this--short of throwing firefox out the window.

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disabling cool previews works for me.....

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disabling the cool previews and even the cool iris and restarting browser did not fix it. I have business to do and this is really upsetting.

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add http://www.google.*/logos/js/pacman10-hp.2.js to AdBlockPlus blacklist

I did this and the sounds went away. Thanks for the help from Anonymous above.

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firefox! google! pacman! unprofessional! unacceptable! Whaarrrrrgarble!

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